Koeman turns down the chance to sign two players

The Dutch coach has said "no" to the possible signings of Cristian Romero and Renato Sanches

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FC Barcelona has been very active in this summer's transfer window. Despite already making four first team signings, they still hold an interest in a long list of players.

Head coach Ronald Koeman is working closely with the club's sporting directors to assess the suitability of each potential signing, ensuring that each player will be a good fit for the club's sporting project going forward.

According to Rac1, Koeman has turned down the opportunity to sign two players suggested by club officials: Atalanta's Cristian Romero and Lille's Renato Sanches.

He rejected these proposals for different reasons. In the case of Romero, Koeman feels that he already has a centre back of this profile in new signing Eric García. The club also needs to find a suitor for Samuel Umtiti before it can consider signing another player in this position.

Renato Sanches, meanwhile, was offered to Barça but Koeman was not convinced by the young Portuguese midfielder. Despite wanting a new centre midfielder, Koeman did not feel that Sanches was the ideal signing for this point of the club's sporting project. It is understood that the club's technical secretariat agreed with Koeman's stance, given that he has failed to perform at the highest level so far in his career.

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